Biomedical Consortium




Root Cause Analysis:  Applying Tools in the Toolbox

Event Date: Thursday, 12/09/2021    |    Event Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Event Location: Virtual

Overview:  Effective Root Cause Analysis relies on the successful application of quality tools.  This three (3) hour workshop will cover basic tools individuals and teams can use to identify and confirm that a root cause or causes have been identified.  In addition, the tools will be placed in the context of a problem-solving process so that participants can also see how the tools can be used together.

As a result of attending this workshop participants will be able to:  

* Identify and define basic quality tools that can be used to identify and confirm a root cause (or causes) have been identified, and
* Describe where and how each of the tools can be used as part of a root cause analysis.

The workshop will utilize lecture, discussion, and examples to illustrate the use of each tool.  Tools covered in the workshop include: Run Chart, Control Chart, Check Sheet, Pareto Chart, Is / Is Not, Problem Definition, Cause and Effect Diagram, and 5 Whys.

When: Thursday December 9, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) – (Check-In begins at 8:45 AM)
How:  Virtual Meeting utilizing Zoom.  Registered individuals will be sent Zoom meeting log-in information.

Who Should Attend: Engineers, Management, and Team Members responsible for Quality, Reliability, Regulatory, Production, and Development at Medical Device Manufacturers.


-ASQ Member - $60.00

-Non-Member - $65.00

*Note the registration is limited to the first 20 individuals

Certificates of Completion: Issued on workshop completion for 0.3 ASQ RUs or 0.3 CEUs.

Instructor Bio: Steve Czarniak works as a Project Manager with Boston Scientific with overall responsibility for leading their Project Management Center of Excellence.  Steve has extensive experience managing their internal Process Improvement and Problem Solving Methodologies to drive value into the organization. Steve consults and coaches individuals and teams for project management, process improvement and problem solving throughout operations, development and business functions.  Steve was instrumental in the development and deployment of Boston Scientific’s Value Improvement Process initiative and their Process Improvement and Problem Solving Training programs.  Steve has taught hundreds of engineers, technicians and managers Problem Solving and Process Improvement methodologies and tools.  Steve has an MS degree in Statistics from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.



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Please contact ASQ Minnesota at (612) 758-0444‬ or [email protected] for more information.